Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gyan Riley & Julian Lage – John Zorn: Midsummer Moons (2017)

For millennia the moon has been a subject of deep fascination— a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams. More than a passive observer, it is a powerful force whose brilliant luminosity exerts an intoxicating effect upon the winds, the tides, our emotions and more. This dark and moody CD of music inspired by Shakespearian Lunar imagery features ten lyrical compositions evoking the magic of Sister Moon. Stunningly performed by two of the most fabulous new guitarists working today—Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, this is a beautiful and heartfelt program of music for late night contemplation on a romantic midsummer evening.

01 Sliver'd in the Moon's Eclipse 4:56
02 Moonlight Revels 3:57
03 The Envious Moon 5:24
04 By Moonlight at Her Window Sung 3:42
05 This Lanthorn 3:06
06 Ill Met by Moonlight 4:14
07 Moon Take Thy Flight 3:26
08 And the Wolf Behowls the Moon 3:44
09 Moonbeams 4:01
10 Wand'ring Moon 5:42

Gyan Riley: Guitar
Julian Lage: Guitar